UK easyJet flight forced to make emergency landing in Liverpool - police surround plane on runway
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EasyJet flight EZY3360 was flying from Palma de Mallorca and began to have trouble while flying over North Wales at midday on Tuesday (August 8) when it squawking 7700 to indicate an emergency. The plane managed to land at its intended destination of Liverpool John Lennon Airport but was surrounded by police and firefighters.
According to the airline, the emergency landing happened due to a ‘technical issue’. An easyJet spokesperson said: “EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY3360 from Palma to Liverpool on August 8 was met by emergency services on arrival at Liverpool as a precaution only, due to a technical issue.
“The captain performed a routine landing in line with procedures and passengers disembarked normally. The safety of its passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority and easyJet operates its fleet of aircraft in strict compliance with all manufacturers’ guidelines.”
A spokesperson for the airport said: “As per normal procedures in such situations, our emergency services were in attendance on standby, however the flight landed safely and it has been business as usual here.”